Deborah Renee Todaro Turvaville
1950 - 2021
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Deborah Renee Todaro Turvaville

Tallahassee -

Deborah Renee Todaro Turvaville, born in Gadsden county November 15, 1950 to Ruby Yawn Todaro and Cyrus C. Todaro, Jr., died April 1, 2021. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, James D. (Jim) Turvaville, a special sister-in-law, Ann Turvaville Fuller, brother-in-law Jerry Turvaville (Kaye), special nieces Christie Fuller Mundy (Jeff), and Carrie Fuller Tharpe (Jeremy), as well as her Aunt and Uncle, Anita Yawn Johnson (Carry), as well as numerous other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Cyrus C. Todaro, III.

Debbie graduated from Quincy High School, class of 1968, and began working for the State of Florida Parole Commission the following Monday. Later she was hired by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and retired from there in 2016, proudly completing 47 years of service to the State.

Debbie, her Mother and Aunt Anita enjoyed bowling together for many years. As a member of the Rug Cutter Country Western Dance Club in the 1980's, Debbie traveled with the club to various contests and fulfilled her love of dancing. Debbie loved Mexico Beach, Florida! She and Jim spent as much time there as possible making life-long friends and providing wonderful memories for their relatives, neighbors and friends.

Graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at Pisgah Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, 763 Antioch Church Road, Climax, GA. 39834. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32308-5428 or online at

Charles McClellan Funeral Home, Quincy, FL., is in charge of arrangements.

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Published in Tallahassee Democrat from Apr. 1 to Apr. 3, 2021.
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April 6, 2021
Jim and Family, I am so sorry to learn of Debbie's passing. I worked near her for many years at FDLE. She was always friendly and helpful. I know she loved being with you, Jim, and spending time at Mexico Beach. May good memories of your times together sustain you as you celebrate her life.
Christie Kimbrel
April 4, 2021
Carrie Tharpe
April 3, 2021
This saddens me as Debbie and I worked together at FPC in 1968. Rode with her many times to Panama City Beach in her Ford Mustang. Debbie was also at my 1970 wedding along with two other dear friends. Debbie always had the best smile and personality!!! She had just met Jim then and was so in love with him.
My prayers are with Jim and other family members.
Cathy Taylor
April 3, 2021
The 1980's were a fun time for us all and Debbie was such a good friend in our dance days. I was the dance teacher and Debbie was the first president of our Rug Cutter Country Western Dance Club. She was efficient and kind and spread her joy of dance to everyone. We took many fun trips together. I will always remember her red boots! I am so sorry for your loss, Jim and family. She was a great girl - and much loved. Sue Boyd
Sue Boyd
April 3, 2021
Deborah Renee Todaro Turvaville Quincy, Florida November 15, 1950-April 1, 2021 Jeff Long I just loved Debbie! She and I, along with Gene Walden, Jane Moore, Patty Roberts, Patty Williams and Joy Ailstock had so much fun as young members of the Florida Parole and Probation Commission in the early 70's. So sad to learn this news. Sincere condolences to Deb's family.... Sue McConnell When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure. May you treasure all your memories of Deb. My sincere Sympathy, Sue 1 memorial tree were planted in memory of Deborah Renee Todaro Turvaville. Robin Giddens Sheppard Debbie was so kind to me when I first went on the ME Commission in the late 80's. She helped me navigate my way around and become comfortable. I appreciated that so very much. It seemed that she always had a smile on her face and a kind word. I have missed her presen...Continue Reading Dan, Pam, and Tim Spencer Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Sunrise was purchased for the family of Deborah Renee Todaro Turvaville.
Jeff Long
April 2, 2021
Debbie was a bright spot in our Parole Commission family of friends. Her friendship and the memories we all shared will be a long lived treasure. Thankfully God blesses us with that gift.
Patty B Williams
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